Bebe loves singing, so Sime dug out an old microphone.
Dementia makes it a struggle for her to remember the words as well as she used to, but it doesn't stop her from having fun & of course - we are only too happy to encourage her!
She also loves seeing herself on screen & even though the words are a bit jumbled, she's always keen on us sharing the videos & keeps saying "It'll give the world a laugh!"
Hope you enjoy it.
Kay & Sime
We are really getting into the swing of life with Bebe & she is doing wonderfully well...
Far better than we ever imagined!
She has been with us for 3 weeks now & has already got to grips with the stairs & where her bedroom & bathroom are... When she arrived she was unsteady & using a walking stick, we had to assist her on the stairs & getting up the step in her bathroom.
Now she has given up her stick & can negotiate the stairs & step independently... Has she just gained confidence or is our vegan diet working wonders?!
We moved to Cornwall when Hugo was just 5 years old & although Bebe has seen him regularly over the years she just can't accept that he is now a young man, so sadly she greets him as either a stranger or thinks he is Kay's Brother!
Bebe is loving day care & will soon be going in for regular respite.
We are missing being able to go out in the evenings, so once we are satisfied that she is ready - we will be bringing in…
We seem to be getting into a routine with Bebe & have seen quite a transformation over the last week...
Amazing what a hair cut & some new clothes can do!
She is settling well & although there are periods when reassurance is needed, she has been able to move away from focusing on things which cause her distress. We have spent many hours talking & helping her to understand why she thinks the way she does. Some of the more mundane topics, Sime has now written about in a laminated letter - which we hand to Bebe when she starts to repeat herself & gradually the answers to these questions are seeping through!
She is loving her time at daycare, which is a great bonus & she is amazingly sleeping well - if we can persuade her to keep off the coffee at night!
Bebe's had a go on her old typewriter, though found it a struggle to concentrate...
We'll get it out again at the weekend & keep encouraging her. We've also tried playing Scrabble, but she was un…